And now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board at The Arizona Republic. Last week, the ACLU of Arizona began a campaign related to numbers showing that students of color and students with disabilities were being disproportionately punished in Maricopa County schools.
More Valley parents are opting to send their kindergartners to mandarin Chinese immersion programs. An elementary school in Scottsdale is joining a growing group of public schools to offer the curriculum.
The minimum wage in Arizona is now $10 an hour after voters approved an increase last year. But it was a long contentious road to get there. But one researcher wanted to know how raising the minimum wage affects workers’ lives in other ways.
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap and some voices from the news this week. And here with us to discuss the temporary blocking of school voucher expansion in Arizona, new challenges for Sen. Jeff Flake, and other stories are former legislative leader Chad Campbell, currently with Strategies 360; and former lawmaker Jerry Lewis.
Workers in the so-called gig economy will soon have another way to get around the Valley. Maven Gig, which is a service of General Motors, plans to roll out a fleet of cars in Phoenix this fall, specifically for gig workers.